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Scientific Binomial Name: Lycopersicon esculenta


Use in salads, atop bruschetta, with dip as an appetizer or as a garnish.


Tomatoes that are partially green will ripen if left at room temperature.


Avoid product that is too soft, wrinkled or that has broken skin.

Tomatoes with a green blush will ripen, but avoid product with blotchy green or brown areas.


Unripe tomatoes should be stored out of direct sunlight at room temperature until ripe for 3 or 4 days.

Once ripe, tomatoes should be used within a day or two. Only refrigerate fully ripened tomatoes, but be aware that it can affect the flavor, but only after a week or more in refrigeration.


Unripe tomatoes should be stored out of direct sunlight at room temperature until ripe for 3 or 4 days.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Yellow tomatoes are low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. They're also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Niacin, Folate, Potassium, Copper and

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  • Be very careful if you want to refrigerate tomatoes! They will only ripen correctly at room temperature. Once they are ripe, use within 3 days. If you are concerned that you will not be able to use your tomatoes soon after ripening, you MAY refrigerate th

    This "vegetable" is actually a berry, and is thought to have come first from the Andes mountains, and the present name is close to the Indian name. It belongs to the nightshade family, along with potatoes, eggplants, peppers and tobacco.

    In Europe, where it was taken by the Spanish, the tomato was grown only as a ornamental for many years. Eating tomatoes was considered certain to prove fatal. Even in North America, it has been only since the early to mid 1800s that people mustered enough courage to try eating them. That all changed starting on the courthouse steps in Salem, New Jersey, at twelve o'clock noon on September 26, 1820, when Colonel Robert G. Johnson ate not one, but a basketful of tomatoes. He not only lived, he wasn't a bit ill following his demonstration.

    In 1893, the Supreme Court ruled that the tomato must be considered a vegetable, even though, botanically, it is a fruit. Because vegetables and fruits were subject to different import duties, it was necessary to define it as one or the other. So, tomatoes were declared to be a vegetable given that it was commonly eaten as one. (Source: The Packer, 6/9/90)

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